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ENZYME entry: EC

Accepted Name
Cyanohydrin beta-glucosyltransferase.
Alternative Name(s)
UDP-glucose-p-hydroxymandelonitrile glucosyltransferase.
Uridine diphosphoglucose-cyanohydrin glucosyltransferase.
Uridine diphosphoglucose-p-hydroxymandelonitrile glucosyltransferase.
Reaction catalysed
UDP-alpha-D-glucose + (S)-4-hydroxymandelonitrile <=> UDP + (S)-4-hydroxymandelonitrile beta-D-glucoside
  • Acts on a wide range of substrates in vitro, including cyanohydrins, terpenoids, phenolics, hexanol derivatives and plant hormones, in a regiospecific manner.
  • Involved in the biosynthesis of the cyanogenic glucoside dhurrin in sorghum, along with EC and EC
  • This reaction prevents the disocciation and release of toxic hydrogen cyanide.
PRIAM enzyme-specific profiles2.4.1.85
KEGG Ligand Database for Enzyme Nomenclature2.4.1.85
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature2.4.1.85
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